New York, NY (May 27, 2004)–“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” according to Sin City’s tourist board, but for Kevin Sanford the slogan has a new twist. Sanford, whose Wireless First company is one of the country’s top RF specialists, is in such demand for his expertise that he found himself on an extended stay in Vegas during May.
First, there was The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which relocated from Burbank to Le Theatre des Arts at Paris Las Vegas for a week. Sanford and Wireless First provided all of the RF microphone and intercom systems for the late-night talk show, which was visiting Las Vegas for the first time in seven years.
Sanford reports that he used 16 channels of Sennheiser wireless microphones for the host and his Vegas-themed all-star lineup. “I was using SK 5012 bodypack transmitters for Jay and the guests,” said Sanford. “We used MKE 2 Gold lavalier mics with the 5012s, plus some SK 50s.”
The Sennheiser Antenna System, together with helical systems developed and produced by James Stoffo of Professional Wireless Systems in Florida, ensured trouble free reception, notes Sanford. The antenna systems were used in conjunction with Wireless First’s Sennheiser 3032-U dual true diversity receivers.
Sanford arrived in Las Vegas fresh from Leno’s Friends finale special, taped live on the sitcom’s set in Los Angeles, where Wireless First and David Bellamy’s Soundtronics worked together to provide the RF microphone and wireless intercom systems.
Sanford then stayed on in Las Vegas to prepare for the arrival of NBC’s late-night/early morning talk show, Last Call with Carson Daly. From there, it was straight to the Daytime Emmy Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, capping a busy month for Wireless First.
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